Vinyl is an excellent choice for kitchen floors. It’s waterproof, hard-wearing and great at resisting stains. And it comes in a huge range of different colors and styles.
But if you’re looking for vinyl flooring, how do you know which kind to choose to get the best results? That’s where we come in!
We’re going to take you on a tour of the 10 best vinyl kitchen flooring options available right now. And we’ll tell you what makes them great, as well as any drawbacks to be aware of.
So if you’re ready, step this way to find your perfect kitchen floor!
The Best Vinyl Kitchen Flooring Options on the Market
1. Achim Home Furnishings Nexus Vinyl Floor Tiles, Metallic Diamond
Achim Home Furnishings’ Nexus range of vinyl tiles offer great value for money. And there’s a huge range of different styles and colors to choose from.
“Metallic Diamond” is a stylish option for kitchens with a classic look. It features a diamond-shaped design on a gray background with a marble-like appearance. The no wax finish is high gloss, so it will work well if you want your floor to reflect the light.
Each tile measures 12 inches by 12 inches. There are 20 in a pack, enough to cover a surface area of 20 square feet.
This isn’t the thickest vinyl out there, at 1.2 millimeters. But if you take the time to ensure your sub-floor is clean and smooth, it will give a great finish. It comes with a 5-year warranty. And at this price, it won’t be a big deal if you want to replace it after a few years.
The back of each tile is coated with adhesive, so installation is very easy. All you do is peel off the backing paper and press it into position. The glue will work well on most surfaces, but you may want some extra adhesive on hand in case you run into problems.
2. Achim Home Furnishings Nexus Vinyl Floor Tiles, Quartose Granite
Quartose Granite is another design from the Nexus range by Achim Home Furnishings. And it shares many characteristics with the Metallic Diamond design reviewed earlier.
In this case, the look is a warm stone shade. We think it’s actually closer to terracotta than granite. Each tile measures 12 inches square, and the print features three whole and three half stones. Laid side by side, you’ll get an attractive herringbone effect.
There are 20 tiles in each box, enough to cover an area of 20 square feet. They’re installed using the peel-and-stick method, so it couldn’t be easier to do.
The vinyl is 1.2 millimeters thick, so it won’t disguise any imperfections in your sub-floor. Take the time to smooth out any lumps and bumps before installation.
One important point to note about all Achim Home Furnishing’s products is that they contain DEHP. This is a phthalate, and it’s been linked to reproductive health problems and cancer. If you’re worried about chemicals in your home, another brand will be more suitable.
3. Livelynine Peel and Stick Flooring, Marble
Livelynine’s peel and stick flooring is well worth considering if you’re looking for a stone-look floor. The design here is marble, with a warm cream colorway and brown veining. It’s very striking.
It’s self-adhesive, so installation isn’t challenging. All you’ll need to do is peel off the backing and press the tile in place. If you need to trim the edges, a sharp pair of scissors or utility knife will do the job easily enough.
Note that, as with any glue, how well it sticks will depend on the material you’re sticking it to. The adhesive here is effective on most types of sub-floor. But if you encounter any difficulties, you may need to apply extra glue.
If you don’t want to do that, don’t despair. Livelynine are committed to refunding any product within 30 days if you’re not satisfied with it. Just don’t wait for ages after delivery, or you may find you’re stuck (even if the tiles aren’t!).
This is another tile that’s fairly thin, so make sure you prepare your sub-floor well. Any flaws in the surface will show through in lumps and bumps.
Each tile is 12 inches square, and they’re available in different quantities. Choose from boxes of 4, 16 or 32.
4. Lucida USA BaseCore Luxury Vinyl Floor Planks
Lucida USA makes a number of different lines of vinyl flooring. BaseCore is the least expensive, but that doesn’t mean you need to compromise on quality.
The planks here have a convincing wood effect, with a textured surface that effectively mimics wood grain. They’re available in 13 different shades, and you can also choose a sample variety pack to compare different options.
Each plank is 2 millimeters thick, 6 inches wide and 3 feet long. They’re designed to be glued to your sub-floor, and have self-adhesive backs to make the job easy. IXPE underlayment is integrated in the construction to reduce sound transmission and improve insulation.
There’s a 12-mil wear layer, coated in two layers of UV and finished in urethane and ceramic beads. The result is a floor that will stand up effectively to everyday wear and tear. And it comes backed by a 10-year warranty for domestic use and 5 years for commercial settings.
One thing to be aware of is that if you need to return your flooring, you’ll have to cover the shipping costs yourself. That can be expensive, so make sure you order a sample to check the color before you commit.
5. CO-Z Vinyl Floor Planks
CO-Z’s vinyl floor planks are another option for those looking for the appearance of a wooden floor in their kitchen. They come in seven different colors, including beige, light oak, ash, grey and walnut brown. Note that there are minor differences in price between some shades.
Each plank is 6 inches wide and 3 feet long. A pack will give you enough flooring to cover an area of 24 square feet.
The reverse is coated in adhesive for simple installation. You’ll be able to lift and reposition each plank within 3 minutes of putting it in place. After that, it will stick firmly to your sub-floor.
The glue will perform effectively in temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit. But if you live in an area that experiences very hot weather, you may want to apply extra adhesive. The same goes if you want to install the planks on vertical surfaces, including stair risers.
The planks are 2 millimeters thick, so they’re reasonably robust. And they don’t contain formaldehyde, so you won’t need to worry about them affecting the air quality in your home.
6. Veelike Floor Tiles, Marble
Veelike’s floor tiles are styled to give you the look of a marble floor without the price tag. And because they’re made of vinyl, they’ll be softer and warmer underfoot.
They have an attractive cream background with brown veining. They’ll look good in either traditional or modern design schemes.
Each tile is 12 inches long and 12 inches wide. There are a dozen in a pack, giving total coverage of 12 square feet.
They’re very easy to install. The reverse of each tile comes pre-coated in adhesive. Just peel away the protective covering and place them in position.
They’re 1 millimeter thick, so you will need to ensure your sub-floor is perfectly smooth and clean. But the thin construction also means that cutting through them is very easy. All you’ll need is a utility knife or sharp pair of scissors.
They can be used on vertical surfaces as well as floors. If you’ve been considering a marble splashback, these could be the answer. You may, however, want to add extra adhesive to ensure they stick securely.
7. Achim Home Furnishings Nexus Floor Tiles, Spanish Rose
The Spanish Rose design is the third and final offering from Achim Home Furnishings to make our list. The look here is traditional Mediterranean kitchen, with warm terracotta tones and a floral motif in each corner. And there’s a high gloss finish, to reflect the light.
The tiles are square, measuring 12 inches along each side. They come in packs of 20, each of which will cover a surface area of 20 square feet.
The backs are coated in adhesive. All you need to do is peel off the protective paper before placing each tile in position. Prepare your subfloor carefully to ensure you get a smooth finish. The 1.2-millimeter thick vinyl won’t conceal any imperfections.
Although not particularly thick, these tiles are fairly durable. They come with a limited 5-year warranty. But note that this is another product that contains the phthalate DEHP. If you’re concerned about chemicals affecting the air quality in your home, it isn’t the best option.
8. FloorPops Antico Peel and Stick Floor Tiles
FloorPops’ Antico floor tiles are a great way to add pattern to your kitchen. The design has a low-luster finish and a distinctly Moorish flavor, mixing tones of gray, blue and beige.
The tiles are the standard 12 inches square, with 10 in each box. One box will therefore cover an area of 10 square feet. It’s a good idea to order about 10 per cent more than you think you’ll need. That will give you a few spare tiles in case any arrive imperfect, or you make a mistake while cutting.
They’re self-adhesive, so installation is very simple. And the glue will stick well to most sub-floors. If you want to tile any vertical surfaces, though, have some extra adhesive on hand.
And be aware that the patterns don’t always line up exactly between tiles. The difference is very minor and won’t be noticed by most people. But if you like absolute precision, you may be better off with another product.
9. FloorPops Comet Peel and Stick Floor Tiles (Our Top Pick)
Comet from FloorPops is one of the most dramatic tile designs we’ve found. The bold black and white colorway will work beautifully in contemporary design schemes. But the pattern also has a traditional feel that would look every bit as good in a classically styled kitchen.
The tiles are 12 inches square and 0.06 inches thick. The self-adhesive backs make them easy to apply to your sub-floor. As ever, take your time to get the preparation right. You want the surface to be smooth, clean and perfectly dry.
There’s a textured, low-luster finish, so you won’t need to worry about slips and trips. And it’s easy to keep clean. Just vacuum up dust regularly and mop with mild soap and water.
And if you spill foods or drinks that contain acid, like tomatoes or wine, clean them up straight away. Although the vinyl is stain-resistant, it’s not completely stain proof!
The tiles come in packs of 10, giving coverage of 10 square feet per pack.
10. Jacklove Diagonal Floor Stickers
If your vinyl floor is in decent condition but you want to give it a lift, consider these floor stickers from Jacklove. They’re small squares designed to be positioned at a diagonal at the junction between four tiles. The black, white and beige design will impart a Moroccan flavor to your kitchen.
They’re made of PVC so they’re waterproof, and they’re self-adhesive. Just peel off the protective backing and press them in place. Smooth them down firmly so there’s no risk of the edges curling up. Remember that you’ll want them to stand up to the rigors of vacuuming and mopping.
Each floor sticker measures 3.9 inches square and there are 45 of them in a pack. They won’t be the answer if you need a new floor. But if you just want to freshen things up, they’re a very cost-effective way of doing just that.
Ready to choose your new kitchen flooring?
That brings us to the end of our review of ten of the best vinyl kitchen flooring options out there. We hope it’s helped you in your search, and perhaps inspired some new ideas.
Our top pick is the Comet design from FloorPops. We love the dramatic black and white pattern, and the classic design would look great in any kitchen. And when it comes to installation, the self-adhesive tiles couldn’t be easier to use.
But whichever flooring is right for you, we wish you well with your kitchen build or renovation!